Saturday, July 29, 2006

Sea-level is at 4000m :)

That, at least, was the recurring joke on our just-concluded trek across Kalindikhal (5947m), a glaciated pass connecting the pilgrimage towns of Gangotri and Badrinath in the Garhwal Himalayas. It's hard, long, beautiful, and strictly not to be tried at home. Am back in Gurgaon now, and there's definitely too much oxygen in the air here. More pictures and report coming in a week.

(Update: The broadband is finally here, but certain personal matters will keep me from Blogger for a couple more days. Apologies to all who've been waiting for pics. They'll be here soon, I promise.)

Group at Kalindikhal
L to R, Back row: Ajay, Vladlen, Vishnu, Happy, Vishnoi, Panda, Chandru, Panditji
Front row: Me, Chhote Govind, Bade Govind, Balbir, Gagan, Narendra
Not in picture: Mahavir

Sunday, July 09, 2006